Proper Nouns, Common Nouns and Collective Nouns

Identify the proper nouns, common nouns and collective nouns in the following sentences.

1. The buffalo was attacked by a pride of lions.

2. The boys are playing in the garden.

3. Leave that hive of bees alone.

4. My brother is a soldier.

5. The teacher advised the students to work hard.

6. The doctor asked the patient to quit smoking.

7. The band of musicians delivered a brilliant performance.

8. Somebody has let the cat in.

9. One of his cousins lives in Canada.

10. We are waiting for the train to arrive.

11. James has done his homework.

12. This bakery sells the best pastries in town.

13. Rahul has borrowed a book from me.

14. Supriya played the part of the queen in the play.

15. A herd of elephants blocked the road.

Answers

1. The buffalo (common noun) was attacked by a pride of lions (collective noun).

2. The boys (common noun) are playing in the garden (common noun).

3. Leave that hive of bees (collective noun) alone.

4. My brother (common noun) is a soldier (common noun).

5. The teacher (common noun) advised the students (common noun) to work hard.

6. The doctor (common noun) asked the patient (common noun) to quit smoking.

7. The band of musicians (collective noun) delivered a brilliant performance (common noun) .

8. Somebody has let the cat (common noun) in.

9. One of his cousins (common noun) lives in Canada (proper noun).

10. We are waiting for the train (common noun) to arrive.

11. James (proper noun) has done his homework (common noun).

12. This bakery (common noun) sells the best pastries (common noun) in town (common noun).

13. Rahul (proper noun) has borrowed a book (common noun) from me.

14. Supriya (proper noun) played the part of the queen (common noun) in the play (common noun).

15. A herd of elephants (collective nouns) blocked the road (common noun).

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